Here is my first posted photo using HDR - a 3-shot set of exposures (f/8, -2.0, 0.0 and +2.0EV = 1/125, 1/30 and 1/8). I had rented a Sigma 10-20mm f/4.0-5.6 wide angle lens and wsa trying some stuff out with it.I used HDR Efex Pro 2 to combine them. I didn't want to "over HDR" processing, but it certainly came out better than, e.g., the 0.0EV shot after some processing.
Not sure if this belongs on the "HDR software & hardware" forum, but I'm more concerned with the end-result and any comments on things which may make this a bit better.
Thanks Larry - Yeah, I just wanted to keep it simple. HDR Efex Pro 2 also has a couple of black-and-white presets that I will try. (I don't own Photoshop (proper) - but I do have Elements 10 and Lightroom 4.
Gettysburg has a ridiculous amount of interesting things to photograph - over 1,300 monuments and markers, some wonderful scenery and some period-aged buildings &c. I will post some of my work on the "Photo I Took" forum later this month... The sky was pretty yucky throughout this last trip - post "Sandy" effects kept the skies really grey and miserable.
LR has some interesting presets including B&W, and you should be able to find some free presets to install. PS10 is pretty feature-laden, too. Your image has lots of possibilities! I'm looking forward to seeing more of your work, Alan.
Hey Kent - I have another shot using a telephoto pointing in the other direction - showing what they were really shooting at: a couple of thousand yards away the Confederates were basically perpindicular to this artillery position. On the morning of July 3rd, 1863, they woke up to find the Union guns just tearing them up.